Governors contribute to the work of the Governing Board in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in the school.
St Bartholomew’s governors do this by:
- Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
To achieve these goals governors meet to discuss, challenge and support the school and its staff. The full Governing Board meet once a term, but governors will also attend committee meeting to focus on particular areas of the school. These committees are:
- Staffing & Finance
- Health, Safety, Safeguarding & Site
- Curriculum and Standards
Below is the timetable for Governors meeting planned for this academic year.
Governors meetings 2018-19
Type of Committee
Tuesday 25th September 5.45pm
Tuesday 20th November 5.45pm
Tuesday 5th February. 5.45pm
Tuesday 21st May
Strategy meetings (for all chairs of sub-committees)
Tuesday 9th October 6pm
Tuesday 26th February 6pm
Tuesday 11th June 6pm
Staffing and Finance
Tuesday 11th September 5.45pm
(update on finances)
Monday 22nd October
(after pay committee mtg)
Tuesday 27th November
(revised budget to be in by 16th December)
Tuesday 12th March
Tuesday 14th May
Urgent meeting to be arranged if necessary after this
Health, Site and Safety - Inspection
Health , Site and Safety - Meeting
Friday 7th September 9am
Friday 21st September 9am
Monday 14th January 9am
Friday 25th January 9am
Friday 3rd May 9am
Friday 17th May 9am
Curriculum and standards
Monday 10th September 4.30pm
Monday 21st January 4.30pm
Monday 13th May 4.30pm
Attendance at these meetings can be viewed in the document at the bottom of this page.
Business and Pecuniary Interest document can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
To contact any of the Governors please write for their attention to the school office or email the at firstname.lastname@example.org
The school Governing Board consists of:
Susan Baum - Parent Governor
I am parent governor and a member of the Staffing and Finance sub-committee. I have lived in Quorn with my husband since 2001 and our daughter attends the school. I am a Chartered Public Finance Accountant with over 14 years post qualifying experience within Local Government; and am currently the treasurer for FOSBA. For the past 6 years I’ve been operating in a Finance Business Partnering capacity, within the Adults and Communities department at Leicestershire County Council.
Reverend David Bowler – Foundation Governor
I became Vicar of Quorn in January 1988, and so became ex-officio foundation governor of the school, as the governorship goes with the job. I have enjoyed being associated with the school over the years, and feel I have gained as much if not more from the school as I have put in as Vicar and Governor. I now find myself taking weddings of people who were children at the school in the "early days", and baptising their children. I hope I can continue to contribute to the life of the school over the next few years. My greatest joy is being greeted in the street by children, "Hello, David", and seeing the church full of young people and staff "doing their stuff" at Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Leavers' services.
Charlotte Calland - Vice Chair/ Foundation Governor
I have lived in the village all my life and attended St Bartholomew's myself as a child which provided me with many happy memories. I have enjoyed being associated with the school over the years and seeing the changes and development to its facilities and staff. I now have my own children attending the school and they take much pleasure participating in numerous aspects school life has to offer. I am a PE teacher at Leicester Grammar School, and lead an active life outside of work, playing Netball in the Leagues around the County. I currently sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee.
Kathryn Cromby – Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor for 4 years and am a member of the Staffing and Finance Committee. I have lived in Quorn for 3 years and have 2 children at the school. I am a Project Manager and currently work for Jaguar Land Rover at Warwick University.
Samantha Ford - Parent Governor
I have five children, all of whom have either attended, or are attending St Barts. My husband grew up in the area and also attended St Barts, so we feel a strong link to the school. I graduated with a degree in history and classical studies, and I currently work part time in a legal office. I am also training to become a coach with Riding for the Disabled. In my spare time I enjoy walking, baking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Laura Gray - Teacher Governor
Outside of teaching, I am also a swimming teacher and have been for ten years. It was through this experience, that I developed a desire to become a primary school teacher. I have a degree in French and Spanish and have lived in Bordeaux, France and Zaragoza Spain. I completed my PGCE in 2013, and spent a year teaching at a school in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. I then came to St Barts, and have loved being a part of this team ever since. I love animals and I have two dogs, a rabbit and a tortoise! I really enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with my friends. I love going to the theatre and the cinema, and I love visiting different countries on holiday!
Alan Kirk - Chair of Governors/Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor since late 2015. I am Chair of the Governing Body and sit on the Staffing and Finance Committee. Living in Quorn since 2010 we have two daughters at St. Bartholomew’s. I work locally as a Research Development Manager at Loughborough University.
Richard Knox - Foundation Governor
I have been a Foundation Governor since early 2016, and am a member of the Health, Safety, Safeguarding & Site Committee. I have lived in Quorn since 2008, with my wife and three children: my daughter is in year two, and my two sons are not quite old enough for school yet. I am a member of Quorn Baptist Church, where I help out with children's work and lead a bible study group. I also coordinate the annual Quorn Churches' Holiday Club, which is jointly run by both churches in the village. I works as a GP and Clinical Associate Professor in The University of Nottingham Medical School, where I teach ethics and coordinate GP placements for medical students.
Ben Lawrance – Co-Opted Governor
I am a Co-opted Governor and Chair the Staffing and Finance sub-committee. Both my children have now left the school, one attends Loughborough Grammer School and the other attends at Rawlins. I live locally in Quorn. I am a chartered accountant and work for a national firm of accountants as the Regional Managing Audit Partner.
Sarah Mayo - Parent Governor
I am a Parent Governor and sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee. I have lived in Quorn for nearly 10 years and have two children at St Bartholomew's. I am a teacher of Business Studies at a local secondary school and have been teaching and providing pastoral care for 15 years.
Ken Ronald – Co-Opted Governor
I have been a member of the Governing Board since 2010. I am a Teacher of Mathematics at a secondary school in Leicester. Prior to pursuing a career in education, I worked for disability and sporting charities as a fundraiser and grant-maker. I am Chair of the Curriculum and Attainment Committee. I currently have 2 sons at the school.
Kate Wood - Parent Governor
I am a Parent Governor sitting on the Staffing and Finance Committee. I have lived in Quorn now for two and a half years with my husband and two children, my eldest of whom attends St Bart's in Year 1. I work in the HR profession advising Head Teachers and Governors on employment matters in school based settings.